Thursday, May 24, 2007

Something Sad and Something Silly

I have been posting for several years on a forum that taught me a lot about..well, all kinds of things. I have managed to overlook a lot of the meanness that goes on, and the fact that most of the women there are EXTREMELY left-wing liberals, because there are a LOT of people there and you can usually find out anything about anything. Plus, there were enough normal people to be able to ignore the Rosie O'Donnell wannabes.

Well, the wannabes have become so outspoken and rude that they shout down ANY post that suggests that spanking is okay, global warming just might be a crock, or describe someone's race when trying to describe what they look like is NOT racist, etc...

I have pulled the plug. I can't stand to read the spew any longer, so I'm deleting the site from my bookmarks and finding somewhere else to play. I'm not doing a dramatic good-by-you-are-all-mean-and-don't-know-what-you-are-talking-about-and-your-kids-are-ugly post. I'm just going to disappear. The friends I have made there know where to find me, and no one else cares if I'm there or not. It still makes me sad though. I have spent a lot of time there, and I miss it.

HOWEVER, in my state of wandering because it's computer time and I can't go to my message board any more, I ran across this, and it made me laugh out loud:

Animator vs. Animation

Don't worry, it won't freak your kids out or anything. Someone has more time on their hands than I do, that's for sure!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ack! I've been found!


HOW did you find me, C.G.?! Was it because I linked your blog?

I JUST started this thing, and thought it should have a little more substance before I advertised it.
I'm glad you found me, though! Nice to have a comment already! :)

Just for you, my first commenter, a story:

Yesterday, our two kittens, Zap and Butler, were playing outside. Butler started crying piteously to get in (I thought) so I sent my daughter to open the door for him. She went to the door, and instead of running in, he looked at her, meowed loudly, then ran in the other direction. He stopped looked back and meowed again, so she followed him. He led her straight to his brother, Zap, who had a paw stuck in a metal grate. The Horse Whisperer got him loose, and the two of them sat down to give each other baths. Isn't that sweet?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

First Post

I feel like I should post something profound about what I want my blog to be all about here, but I'm not feeling a bit profound at the moment, so I'll just make a list of random thoughts for the day:

I don't love the actual day to day of homeschooling. That's okay. It's still my calling. I will do it with joy because the Lord called me to teach my kids.

I read a quote the other day that Drew Barrymore said. Something about how she felt the most beautiful right after she has worked out, when her face is 3 different colors, she is sweaty, and gasping, because she knows she just did something to help her body be beautiful and healthy. Something to remember, because I have this weird hang up about not wanting to sweat and breathe hard in front of anyone because it's not lady like. Silly me!

More Homeschooling:
Tests. I have never really cared about testing my kids. I know what they know, and am blessed to live in a state that doesn't require testing. The other day I gave one of my children a placement test to see which math program to order. She panicked and missed things that I KNOW she knows. Lesson learned? Test the kids for THEM, not for me. They need to learn that testing isn't a big deal. Next year will be a bit different around here, for sure.

Personal Grooming:
Who decided that women are more beautiful with shaved legs? I wanna talk to him...

Here it is, the middle of May and we don't have our garden in yet. We are getting a load of Llama manure this weekend, so next week it will be done. I'm glad we have a loooong growing season.

Yesterday I met a charismatic Catholic. I never heard of such a thing. I tell ya, the more I learn the less I know.